Dana White furthur explains situation with Jeremy Stephens’ arrest
Earlier today it was learned that Jeremy Stephens, who was scheduled to compete at the UFC on FX 5 tonight, had been arrested for an out-of-state felony charge. Throughout the day, the UFC had insisted that Stephens would indeed be able to fight, but unfortunately the bout did not occur. Tonight, UFC President Dana White took to the forum to reveal more details on the situation:`
From: dfw jr
Member Since: 1/1/01
So here’s the deal. I have been working since 11am to get him out of jail. the people in Iowa hate this kid and are going to stick it to him for SURE. Everytime I would cut a deal for bail they would change the deal and I was willing to do anything. They kept changing the deal thinking I would tapout and when I didn’t they left me hangin changing it every 5 mins. People at Minn Sheriffs Dept were amazing and I wNt to thank them. He has been in town since Monday and they arrested him Friday at 11am for a reason to really fuck him. I literally just told Yves he wasn’t fighting 35 mins ago. He is a TRUE OLD SCHOOL PRO who waited all night for us to try and get Jeremy here!!!!! It is a pleasure being in biz with u Yves. So I wanted u the fans to hear it from me first.
He was arrested for a warrant from 2011 for assault.